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jdawg02 01-25-2013 10:26 AM

New Balance MC 996 are soooo good!
 
Just put on my New Balance MC 996 shoes and they feel amazing. They feel much better than the New Breathe Cage by Nike and this might be one of the best shoes for 2013. Very light, breathable, low to the ground like the Ballistec 2.3's but the feel of the original Breathe Free II. One year outsole warranty is also a plus. Do yourself a favor and grab a pair. Milos made a good move on the switch. New Balance is coming up in the tennis market :)

BTW I had a bad experience with the previous 851's but this shoe is a huge upgrade!

I'm sold lol

Borrelli 01-25-2013 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by jdawg02 (Post 7164220)
Just put on my New Balance MC 996 shoes and they feel amazing. They feel much better than the New Breathe Cage by Nike and this might be one of the best shoes for 2013. Very light, breathable, low to the ground like the Ballistec 2.3's but the feel of the original Breathe Free II. One year outsole warranty is also a plus. Do yourself a favor and grab a pair. Milos made a good move on the switch. New Balance is coming up in the tennis market :)

BTW I had a bad experience with the previous 851's but this shoe is a huge upgrade!

I'm sold lol

How's the width? Wider than the CB's or just as narrow?

Thanks.

jdawg02 01-25-2013 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Borrelli (Post 7164291)
How's the width? Wider than the CB's or just as narrow?

Thanks.

The width is medium and yes I would say slightly wider than the CB's but not too much. It has the sockliner feel to them and there is no uncomfortable areas like the CB's in the lateral ends or arch placement. The minute you put them on you will feel the comfort and support. They also come in different widths which is a plus. I have a flat foot and it is hard to find the right fit in shoes sometimes but this one fits the bill!

rafafan20 01-25-2013 12:54 PM

Good to hear, I am looking forward to trying them on

Kevin T 01-25-2013 01:24 PM

My pair arrives Tuesday and I'll post my thoughts. I'm a supinator with a high arch and a slightly wider than D foot. I ordered the 12.5 D.

NJ1 01-25-2013 02:19 PM

I'm gonna give these a whirl when I burn through my GR4s. Always fun to try new shoes.

JGads 01-25-2013 02:24 PM

Any comparisons to the NB 851, or to the Vapor 9, from anyone?

jdawg02 01-25-2013 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JGads (Post 7165004)
Any comparisons to the NB 851, or to the Vapor 9, from anyone?

These are much more stable than the 851's. They still have the same low to ground feel. I only had the 851's for like a week before the sides feel apart. As far as the Vapor 9, I've only tried them on and from what I can say this shoe feels more like a CB shoe but in a way lighter version. This shoe fits very similar to the 2.3's but a lot more forgiving throughout the forefoot but not loose by any means.

bosssauce 01-25-2013 06:00 PM

Best looking nbs every made

okdude1992 01-25-2013 11:28 PM

yea got a pair the other day. they are sweet! feel super light yet still pretty stable. they are decent looking as well

bosssauce 01-26-2013 04:26 AM

I feel that nb loses lots of money with the year guarantee

NJ1 01-26-2013 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by bosssauce (Post 7166815)
I feel that nb loses lots of money with the year guarantee

You're wrong. The shoe, like any tennis shoe, does not cost the manufacturer anywhere close to $48 to make, even accounting for all R&D costs. They still make money selling you two for the price of one., just like Nike or adidas.

Further, the main reason I'm going to buy a pair is because of the one year warranty.

bosssauce 01-26-2013 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by NJ1 (Post 7167089)
You're wrong. The shoe, like any tennis shoe, does not cost the manufacturer anywhere close to $48 to make, even accounting for all R&D costs. They still make money selling you two for the price of one., just like Nike or adidas.

Further, the main reason I'm going to buy a pair is because of the one year warranty.

DO they give a credit like nike

anhuynh16 01-26-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by bosssauce (Post 7167455)
DO they give a credit like nike

Yes.

10chars

bosssauce 01-26-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by anhuynh16 (Post 7167600)
Yes.

10chars

cool they are my next shoe

JGads 01-26-2013 11:30 AM

Nb customer service is fantastic. Very accommodating on warranty situations. And quick.

bosssauce 01-26-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by JGads (Post 7167734)
Nb customer service is fantastic. Very accommodating on warranty situations. And quick.

even better

Boredsurfer 01-27-2013 04:25 PM

I got a pair today. Very comfy, but having worn them around the house I am gonna be concerned with foot stability - the upper is very soft. Tomorrow I have 3 sets so I'll have a better idea then.

As for the sole, I'm sure they will burn through in 2.5 months like every other manufacturer. I kinda view the outsole warranty as 2 fresh shoes in 6 months rather than one crappy pair that wears down in less time. The 1 year thing is kinda a gimmick I think, plus I also heard you are only allowed one claim in that period for any NB tennis shoe. I hope that's not true.

Anyhoo, they look sharp and I'm sure they'll do the trick. I'm skeptical that they will join the T-22, Barricade 5, Asics Reso 3's, and Nike 2.3's category as the best shoes of recent memory, but hopefully they will surprise me.

mikeler 01-28-2013 05:17 AM

Looks like they don't carry this shoe in the wider forms.

maxpotapov 01-28-2013 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7174090)
Looks like they don't carry this shoe in the wider forms.

You mean 2E is not wide enough? I understood from the reviews that even D is good enough...


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